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Clonakilty + WWII = Tojo the Monkey The Cork village of Clonakilty is known around the world for numerous reasons. It is situated along the Wild Atlantic Way with a selection of some of the country’s finest beaches and surf spots Inchydoney, Long Strand, Red Strand, The Warren, Owenahincha, a museum dedicated to one of the country’s most famous freedom fighters, Michael Collins and it is also home to the famed and much loved Clonakilty Black Pudding. Possibly the strangest thing the town has become known for is the story of Tojo the Monkey. In April 1943 a US Bomber crash-landed in the town along with 10 crewman, 36 bottles of rum and a monkey named Tojo. What ensued was three days of fun…..and alcohol. The crewmen showed their appreciation for the local’s hospitality by sharing their rum with them…and with Tojo. Local reports suggested Tojo got too fond of the rum and developed pneumonia. When the crew were ready to leave Clonakilty, they were sadly minus their mascot. Tojo’s death resulted in the whole town uniting to pay their respects and the monkey given a full military funeral. The bizarre story came back into the public recently after a bronze statue was unveiled in honour of the towns adopted War Hero. Special O er: 3 Star Hotel - 10 Rooms Courtmacsherry Hotel Built in the 1800s this Victorian Hotel is just a stones throw from the beach.There is an abundance of things to do In the area, explore the Seven Heads Walk, the Lusitania Trail and see the one of the oldest Cork Trees in Ireland. All front rooms have a panoramic view of the Bay. The perfect base while discovering The Wild Atlantic Way. B&B from: €50.00 - €65.00 Courtmacsherry, Bandon West Cork, P72 XD95 Open All Year +353-(0)23-884 6198 courtmacsherryhotel@gmail.com www.courtmacsherryhotel.ie Billy Adams To avail of best rates, Quote BE OUR GUEST when making a reservation. Special O er: 3 Star Hotel - 14 Rooms Casey's Hotel, The Village On the shores of Bantry Bay nestled in the picturesque village of Glengarriff. "Famous for our Food", our motto is "Value, Comfort & Care". Enjoy friendly personal service. Gateway to the little-known and unspoiled Ring of Beara, extensive forest and hill walking, world famous Garnish Island and so much more! Closed from 18/12/18 to 31/12/18 B&B from: €60.00 - €120.00 Glengarriff, Bantry, Co. Cork, P75 E925 Closed: January 1 - February 23 +353-(0)27-63010 info@caseyshotelglengarriff.ie www.caseyshotelglengarriff.ie Donal Deasy To avail of best rates, Quote BE OUR GUEST when making a reservation. 18

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